Takashi Shimizu
Date of Birth
Jul 27, 1972
Birth Place:
Maebashi City, Japan


By the time Ju-on found its way to American shores via grey-market bootlegs and Internet-acquired, non-Region 1 DVD releases, it had already gained a near-legendary reputation as being the most terrifying entry into the so-called "J-horror" trend of the late '90s. The slow-burning tale of supernatural vengeance blended Eastern horror aesthetics with Western convention to chilling effect, and...